The Tragedy of 9/11

Today, more than a decade later, the perception of Islam in America continues to be overshadowed by the events of 9/11, as apparent in right-wing rhetoric, the anti-Shariah campaign, and the various obstacles different mosques face. Many forget that the collective fabric of American lives was jolted that day [...]

2017-12-19T18:55:12+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Bridges of Understanding: Post 9/11

The backlash on Islam and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 compelled many Muslims to speak out about Islam. Since then, this trend has sustained itself as Muslims continue to engage themselves with local and national organizations, etching out a niche for themselves in the American narrative. Here are [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:01+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Remembering 9/11 Today

By Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:02+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Tariq Amanullah: A Tribute

Tariq Amanullah went to work at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and simply never returned. He is often identified as an assistant vice president of Fiduciary Trust. However, few people know that Amanullah, a Muslim by faith, was also one of the founding members of 877-Why-Islam. 877-Why-Islam team members [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:02+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Aftermath of 9/11

By Riad Saloojee, The Globe and Mail, 1/16/2002 An enduring aftermath of Sept. 11 is the continued spotlight on Islam. Almost daily, self-declared experts dissect Islam in articles, commentaries, political prognostications, and, too often, the apocalyptic scenario of a clash of civilizations. Some of these attempts at understanding Islam betray [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:48+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|